National Fleet Products released several versions of its WM System loading ramps, which can be used with a wide array of vehicles.
According to the company, the ramps stow vertically just inside rear- and side-access doors and take up approximately 8.5 inches of depth when folded and locked. The ramps include a built-in spring-assist feature and sturdy side handles, and require about 20 pounds of force and about five seconds to unfold or be folded back into their vertical storage position.
The ramps each incorporate a swivel-action mechanism that enables them to swing 90 degrees in and out like a door, allowing users to have full vehicle access when the ramp is not in use. Vehicle-specific mounting plates are available for all major platform makes and models, and installation can take as little as two hours to complete.
“By storing inside the vehicle until deployment, WM System loading ramps remain cleaner and drier than exterior-mounted hydraulic liftgates,” said Steven Peterson, president of National Fleet Products. “The aluminum WM System ramps come in both ridged and shot-blast anti-slip surface textures that significantly improve traction on inclined surfaces, while reducing the risk of injury from a loss of footing.”
When required, a WM System ramp can also function as a bridge or gangplank for use with loading docks, vehicle-to-vehicle cargo transfers and access to other elevated surfaces like steps. Whether used as a traditional ramp or as a horizontal span, the WM System provides a stable surface for those working on and around it, said the manufacturer.
WM System loading ramps come in two-panel configurations in lengths of between 98 and 128 inches, and three-panel configurations in lengths of up to 16 feet. Ramp ends have rollers and adjustable flaps that can accommodate a wide variety of surface angles and textures.